Deuteronomy 32:6
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Is this the way you repay the LORD, you foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?

New Living Translation
Is this the way you repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Isn't he your Father who created you? Has he not made you and established you?

English Standard Version
Do you thus repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?

New American Standard Bible
"Do you thus repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is not He your Father who has bought you? He has made you and established you.

King James Bible
Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is this how you repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Isn't He your Father and Creator? Didn't He make you and sustain you?

International Standard Version
This is not the way to repay the LORD, is it, you foolish and witless people? Is he not your father, who bought you, formed you, and established you?

NET Bible
Is this how you repay the LORD, you foolish, unwise people? Is he not your father, your creator? He has made you and established you.

New Heart English Bible
Do you thus requite the LORD, foolish people and unwise? Isn't he your father who has bought you? He has made you, and established you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Is this how you repay the LORD, you foolish and silly people? Isn't he your Father and Owner, who made you and formed you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? Is not He thy father that hath gotten thee? Hath He not made thee, and established thee?

New American Standard 1977
“Do you thus repay the LORD,
            O foolish and unwise people?
            Is not He your Father who has bought you?
            He has made you and established you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do ye thus repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not thy father that has possessed thee? He made thee and established thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Do you thus repay the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you, and established you?

American King James Version
Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you, and established you?

American Standard Version
Do ye thus requite Jehovah, O foolish people and unwise? Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? He hath made thee, and established thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is this the return thou makest to the Lord, O foolish and senseless people? Is not he thy father, that hath possessed thee, and made thee, and created thee?

Darby Bible Translation
Do ye thus requite Jehovah, Foolish and unwise people? Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? Hath he not made thee and established thee?

English Revised Version
Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? He hath made thee, and established thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?

World English Bible
Do you thus requite Yahweh, foolish people and unwise? Isn't he your father who has bought you? He has made you, and established you.

Young's Literal Translation
To Jehovah do ye act thus, O people foolish and not wise? Is not He thy father -- thy possessor? He made thee, and doth establish thee.
Study Bible
The Song of Moses
5"They have acted corruptly toward Him, They are not His children, because of their defect; But are a perverse and crooked generation. 6"Do you thus repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is not He your Father who has bought you? He has made you and established you. 7"Remember the days of old, Consider the years of all generations. Ask your father, and he will inform you, Your elders, and they will tell you.…
Cross References
John 8:41
You are doing the works of your father." "We are not illegitimate children," they answered. "Our only Father is God Himself."

Deuteronomy 1:31
and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked until you came to this place.'

Deuteronomy 32:15
"But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked-- You are grown fat, thick, and sleek-- Then he forsook God who made him, And scorned the Rock of his salvation.

Deuteronomy 32:28
"For they are a nation lacking in counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

2 Samuel 7:24
"For You have established for Yourself Your people Israel as Your own people forever, and You, O LORD, have become their God.

Psalm 74:2
Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance; And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.

Psalm 74:18
Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name.

Psalm 116:12
What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?

Isaiah 63:16
For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us. You, O LORD, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your name.

Hosea 13:13
The pains of childbirth come upon him; He is not a wise son, For it is not the time that he should delay at the opening of the womb.
Treasury of Scripture

Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you, and established you?

requite

Deuteronomy 32:18 Of the Rock that begat you you are unmindful, and have forgotten …

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, …

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that …

Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men…

O foolish

Psalm 74:18 Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, and that the …

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly …

Jeremiah 5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which …

Galatians 3:1-3 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey …

thy father

Exodus 4:22 And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said the LORD, Israel is my son, …

Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless you are our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and …

Luke 15:18-20 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I …

John 8:41 You do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not …

Romans 8:15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but …

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son …

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

hath brought

Exodus 15:16 Fear and dread shall fall on them; by the greatness of your arm they …

Psalm 74:2 Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old; the …

Isaiah 43:3,4 For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior: …

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

1 Corinthians 6:20 For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, …

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

made thee

Job 10:8 Your hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet …

Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

Psalm 100:3 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and …

Psalm 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion …

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the …

Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him …

Isaiah 44:2 Thus said the LORD that made you, and formed you from the womb, which …

(6)"It is Jehovah that ye requite thus!

A people foolish and unwise!

Is not He thy Father that hath gotten thee?

He made thee and establisheth thee."

The first line is an exclamatory question. A question and an exclamation have the same name in the Rabbinical writings. "Hath gotten" in the third line is the same expression which Eve used (in Genesis 4:1) at the birth of Cain, and occurs also in that magnificent saying in the history of Wisdom, Proverbs 8:22, "The Lord begat me (as) the beginning of his way."

Verses 6, 7. - Instead of gratefully acknowledging the Divine beneficence, and dutifully obeying the Divine will, Israel had perversely and foolishly requited the Lord for all his benefits, by apostasy from him. Do ye thus requite? The verb here signifies primarily to do to any one either good or evil, whether in return for what he has done or not (cf. Genesis 1:15; 1 Samuel 24:18; Proverbs 3:30); then, as a secondary meaning, to reward, repay, requite, as here and Psalm 18:21. To bring more forcibly to their view the ingratitude and folly of their conduct, Moses dwells upon what God was and had been to the nation: their Father, in that he had, in his love, chosen, them to be his people (cf. Isaiah 63:16; Isaiah 64:7; Malachi 2:10); their Purchaser, who had acquired possession of them by delivering them out of Egypt (cf. Psalm 74:2); their Maker, who had constituted them a nation; and their Establisher, by whom they had been conducted through the wilderness and settled in Canaan. Days of old; the times of Israel's deliverance from bondage, and the times during which successive generations had lived and experienced the goodness of the Lord. The form of the word rendered "days" is poetical, and is found only here and in Psalm 90:15, which is also ascribed to Moses. The years of many generations; literally, years of generation and generation; "aetatum singularum annos" (Rosenmüller). Do you thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise,.... This is also a proper character of the Jews in the times of Christ, who are often by him called "fools", Matthew 23:17; being very ignorant of the Scriptures, and of the prophecies in them respecting him, setting up their own traditions on a level with the word of God, or above it; they were ignorant of the law of God, and the meaning of it; of the righteousness of God, of the righteousness of his nature, and of what the law required, as well as of the righteousness of Christ, and of him as a spiritual Redeemer, and of salvation by him; and a most egregious instance of their folly, and of want of wisdom, was their ingratitude to him, in disesteeming and rejecting him; which is what is here referred to and meant by ill-requiting him, though not expressed till Deuteronomy 32:15; and a most sad requital of him it was indeed, that he should come to them, his own, in so kind and gracious a manner, and yet be rejected by them; that he should become man, and yet for that reason be charged with blasphemy, for making himself God; horrid ingratitude, to infer the one from the other! and because he appeared as a servant, disowned him as the Son of God; and because he came in the likeness of sinful flesh to take away sin, they traduced him as a sinner:

is not he thy Father, that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee,

and established thee? Moses, in order to aggravate this their ingratitude, rehearses the various instances of divine goodness to them, from the beginning of them as nation; it was the Lord that was the founder of them as a nation, whose Son, when sent unto them, was rejected by them; it was he that bought them, or redeemed them from Egyptian bondage, that made or formed them into a body politic, or civil commonwealth, that established and settled them in the land of Canaan: this is expressed in general terms; particular instances of the goodness of God to them are after enumerated: or if this is to be understood of Christ himself, who was rejected by them, it is true of some among them, in a spiritual and evangelic sense, and so, by a figure, the whole is put for a part, as sometimes the part is for the whole: Christ, the everlasting Father of the world to come, had many children in the Jewish nation, for whose sake he became incarnate, and whom he came to seek and to save; and whom he "bought" with his precious blood, and whom, by his Spirit and grace, he "made" new creatures, the children of God, kings and priests unto God; and "established" them in the faith of him, and upon him, the sure foundation; or whom he fashioned, beautified, and adorned with his righteousness, and with the graces of his Spirit. 6. is not he thy father that hath bought thee—or emancipated thee from Egyptian bondage.

and made thee—advanced the nation to unprecedented and peculiar privileges.32:3-6 He is a Rock. This is the first time God is called so in Scripture. The expression denotes that the Divine power, faithfulness, and love, as revealed in Christ and the gospel, form a foundation which cannot be changed or moved, on which we may build our hopes of happiness. And under his protection we may find refuge from all our enemies, and in all our troubles; as the rocks in those countries sheltered from the burning rays of the sun, and from tempests, or were fortresses from the enemy. His work is perfect: that of redemption and salvation, in which there is a display of all the Divine perfection, complete in all its parts. All God's dealings with his creatures are regulated by wisdom which cannot err, and perfect justice. He is indeed just and right; he takes care that none shall lose by him. A high charge is exhibited against Israel. Even God's children have their spots, while in this imperfect state; for if we say we have no sin, no spot, we deceive ourselves. But the sin of Israel was not habitual, notorious, unrepented sin; which is a certain mark of the children of Satan. They were fools to forsake their mercies for lying vanities. All wilful sinners, especially sinners in Israel, are unwise and ungrateful.
Jump to Previous
Act Bought Created Creator Establish Established Life Possessor Repay Requite Senseless Unwise Way Wise
Jump to Next
Act Bought Created Creator Establish Established Life Possessor Repay Requite Senseless Unwise Way Wise
Links
Deuteronomy 32:6 NIV
Deuteronomy 32:6 NLT
Deuteronomy 32:6 ESV
Deuteronomy 32:6 NASB
Deuteronomy 32:6 KJV

Deuteronomy 32:6 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 32:6 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 32:6 French Bible
Deuteronomy 32:6 German Bible

Alphabetical: and bought Creator Do established Father foolish formed has he Is LORD made not O people repay the this thus unwise way who you your

OT Law: Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus requite Yahweh foolish people (Deut. De Du) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Deuteronomy 32:5
Top of Page
Top of Page